Birthday Gifting Made Easy! Poppit Packs Have Arrived!

_____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ So your child was invited to a birthday, and naturally you have NO idea what to get him or her because in today’s society technology rules. Let’s face it, you can’t buy the kid an iPad so what do you do? Search endlessly for something that you will not have to return later on, or in my case settle for a gift card (how boring). I hate being that parent that sends a gift card with their child at birthday parties, because the joy of opening an actual…

Spinach Broccoli Mac and Cheese Muffin Cups

_____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ These tiny little lunch time faves will be a hit with your little ones  and a go-to lunch time favorite because they can be easily frozen and used in bento boxes and lunch containers. Veggies included too! Ingredients: 2 cups pasta of choice 1 tbs unsalted butter 1 egg 1 cup milk 1 cup cheddar cheese (shredded) 1 cup mozarella cheese (shredded) 2/3 cup bread crumbs *seasoned or non seasoned* 2 tsp olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese 1/cup spinach (raw or dethawed from freezer)…

Staying Ahead Of The Back To School Chaos

_____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I can’t believe that the new school year is less than a few weeks away, can you? So many emotions and so much to do before it all begins! Like most parents, we try to do our school shopping early but always tend to find ourselves shuffling at the very last minute to pick up those last few supplies just days before the big day. What makes it even more crazy is that this year my children are attending a school that does not have a uniform so that…

Inspired By Music – The Beat Bugs, A Netflix Original Series #StreamTeam

_____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ So many great memories happen when my family is together, little moments are those I cherish forever and usually are accompanied by a soundtrack of our lives. Music is everywhere, I can still remember what was playing when all those tiny momentous moments happened in my life, and I am thrilled that even through the chaos of motherhood I can still hold onto those moments with my kids and husband too. I have always been a huge Beatles fan, listening to them since before I was born because…

Under Fire: Victoria Beckham Kisses 5yr Old On The LIPS!

_____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ When the internet takes something so innocent and makes it something totally not worth my time, I get angry. Take this adorable photo posted by Victoria Beckham of her daughter smooching her mama for example. WHAT IS WRONG WITH IT? Like most internet obsessed parents, Beckham shared her daughter’s 5th birthday on Instagram, alongside the caption: “Happy birthday baby girl. We all love you so much. Kisses from mummy.” In my family almost everyone kisses on the lips, without hesitation or the thought that perhaps our children will be targets…

Summer Is Here – Why Is Mommy Happy?

_____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ While parents are cringing at the fact that they will have their children home for a whole 2 months without a break, I am relishing in the fact that I have my two little men home with me for the entire SUMMER! Don’t get me wrong, they are not perfect and most days start with loud obnoxious sounds, arguing and crack of dawn wake ups but I will take these annoyances any day as opposed to the frantic shuffle of a school morning. School mornings are filled with anxiety,…

Zucchini Chip Recipe

_____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ It’s no secret that when my husband is told to pick up an item at the grocery store he often overstocks on a particular fruit or vegetable, leaving me to come up with ideas on how to use and reuse the item for the next week and a half. Sometimes I am thankful for these purchases, especially when it forces me to attempt new recipes that both my children and I can indulge in. I have been making vegetable chips for quite some time now but I never…

Summer Clothing Haul With Giant Tiger – Just In Time For My Birthday! #ShareTheSecret

_____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ As some of you may know, I recently moved to a remote neighborhood with literally 1 grocery store in our town and a few little shops, for a person who loves to shop – this was torture! That is until someone told me that we have Giant Tiger stores located 15 minutes away from my home in 3 locations – all 3 only 15 minutes away from me!! To be completely honest, the first time I really shopped at the yellow Tiger was when I moved here and…

Kick-starting Dialogue With Your Kids And Netflix!

Raising children can sometimes be overwhelming and most of the time they hit you when you are down with a question or position that you are not ready to answer. That’s why I am thrilled that Netflix has made kick-starting dialogue with your kids easy, because we as parents are not always prepared – let’s face it we mostly are not EVER prepared for those hormonal little bodies and the endless gush of intrigue they posess! From sibling arguments, to peer pressure and body image, Netflix has parents covered! Check…

Kids: Too Old to See Me Naked? Heck NO!

_____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________     A couple of days ago I came across a post in a mommy group that has been on my mind ever since, it was a simple question about what age little boys should stop ‘seeing’ their mothers naked. Got me thinking, not because the question was relevant- because to me it really isn’t, but because I cannot believe that in this day and age we are actually harping on issues like this. Let me start off by saying that everyone has the right to their own…